The ultimate blue-collar guitar, the Telecaster launched a musical revolution when we released it. Quickly adopted by working guitarists who were enamored with its trend-setting sound, feel and unique style, the Telecaster laid the foundation for modern country, blues and even heavy metal (in Jimmy Page’s hands). The American Original ‘50s Telecaster has all of the authentic Fender touches that made the Telecaster a star of the studio and stage, adding modern feel and pickup switching to this classic guitar.
- Ash body with lacquer finish
- Two Pure Vintage ‘52 single-coil Telecaster pickups
- Thick "U”-shaped neck profile; 9.5”-radius fingerboard
- Vintage-style hardware; Telecaster bridge with three brass barrel saddles
- Includes vintage-style hardshell case
The nitrocellulose lacquer finish not only lets the body breathe with its true tonal character, it also ages and wears in a distinctively personal way.
Pure Vintage ‘52 Pickups
American Original instruments feature specially voiced pickups crafted to reproduce the authentic sound and performance of individual model years.
Thick "U" Neck Shape
This Telecaster features a “U”-shaped neck profile for the substantial fret-hand feel typical of instruments from our original decade.
Vintage-Accurate Body and Neck Radii
Original-era fans can rest assured every curve and line of the body and neck are accurate to the historic originals.
From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of hardware is just like the original.
Fingerboard & Frets
This 9.5”-radius fingerboard is slightly flatter than a vintage-style 7.25” radius, providing a comfortable fret-hand feel. Vintage-tall frets make it easier to bend notes without fretting out.
|Included from Manufacturer||Vintage-Style Hardshell Case|
|Electric Body Style||Telecaster|
|Number of Strings||6-Strings|
|Scale Length||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Nut Width||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Number of Frets||21|
|Fingerboard Radius||9.5" (241 mm)|
|Bridge||3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Brass Barrel Saddles|
|Pickups||Pure Vintage '52 Single-Coil Tele|
|Pickup Switching||3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup|
|Controls||Master Volume, Master Tone|
|Finish||Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer - Butterscotch Blonde|
Fender®/Squier® Electric Guitars and Basses 2-Year Limited Warranty
Fender warrants this Fender or Squier electric guitar or bass to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two (2) years from the date of original purchase, subject to limitations set forth herein ('Limited Warranty'). This Limited Warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein.
Please retain your original sales receipt, as it is your proof of purchase validating this limited warranty.
When you place an order with Kraft Music, a confirmation will be sent to you via email, with details of your order, including method of shipping. Once your order leaves our facility, you will receive a shipping confirmation via email, with carrier name and tracking number. Many of the products we sell are shipped in the manufacturer box. These boxes will often have images, model numbers, and other text that indicate the contents inside. If your purchase is a gift, please make proper shipping arrangements or contact us about possible packaging options.
Kraft Music is able to ship to the continental US, HI, AK and PR.